From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms.  Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by another tropical depression that formed nearby and lingered over …

China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in HoniaraRead More »

For more details and submission, please refer to the original link. The top two papers will be announced at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Kuala Lumpur on March 16-17, 2020. The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for …

Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Events’: a Call for Research Papers and Case StudiesRead More »

This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to ‘Expand IRDR Network and Scientific Output’ (No. 5 of the IRDR Action Plan 2018-2020). This Working Paper Series is thus specially made to facilitate the dissemination …

IRDR Working Paper Series – Volumn 1Read More »

This publication is developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service (CWS) Japan in collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards …

30 innovations for Disaster Risk ReductionRead More »

The Minister for Climate Change welcomes the Ministry for the Environment’s appointment of an expert panel to create the framework for New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed. “The National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) will provide a national overview of how climate change is likely to …

IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed by National Climate Change Risk Assessment Panel of New ZealandRead More »

IRDR now has issued a Call for Chapters for an edited book titled: INTEGRATED RESEARCH ON DISASTER RISKS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE IRDR YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAMME, which will be part of the Springer Springer Disaster Risk Reduction: Methods, Approaches and Practices Series. The editors are Dr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS, IRDR-SC), Dr. Mizan Bisri (UNU-IAS, IRDR-YS), Prof. …

Call for Chapters for IRDR Young Scientists BookRead More »

Nanjing, China, 21 October – 1 November 2019 Understanding disaster risk will enable climate experts to generate more tailored climate knowledge and information for risk reduction and management. Similarly, understanding past and future changes and uncertainty in the projection of weather and climate extremes will enable risk management experts to use climate information properly and …

Call for Application: Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk ManagementRead More »

Australian Prof. John HANDMER takes over as Chair of IRDR Scientific Committee, replacing Dr. Shuaib LWASA. Prof. John Handmer, senior scientist of Das Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology oder RMIT University, Australia, assumed the role of Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme. Prof. Handmer is a member …

IRDR Scientific Committee gets new Chair and three new membersRead More »

This is a joint SEI and SUMERNET discussion brief authored by Micheal Boyland as part of his research plan for IRDR Young Scientist. It is also an output from the IRDR ICoE-TDDR. The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) is an initiative for research and policy engagement bringing together research partners working on sustainable development in the …

In pursuit of effective flood risk management in the Mekong RegionRead More »